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Whenever the officer charged with enforcement determines that a public nuisance is being maintained or exists on premises in the city, the officer shall notify in writing the owner or occupant of the premises of the fact and shall order that the nuisance be terminated and abated. The notice shall be served in person or by certified mail. If the premises are not occupied and the owner is unknown, the notice may be served by posting it on the premises. The notice shall specify the steps to be taken to abate the nuisance and the time, not exceeding 30 days, within which the nuisance is to be abated. If the notice is not complied with within the time specified, the enforcing officer shall report the fact forthwith to the City Administrator who shall schedule a hearing before the Council and give notice thereof to the owner or occupant. Thereafter, the Council may, after the owner or occupant has an opportunity to be heard or fails to appear, provide for abating the nuisance by the city. The notice shall be served in the same manner as notice by the enforcing officer is served and shall be given at least ten days before the date stated in the notice when the Council will consider the matter. If notice is given by posting, at least 30 days shall elapse between the day of posting the notice and the hearing.
(Prior Code, § 10.56)